I run my own Amazon EC2 Instance. Why? Because, I’m a geek who likes to own his own data. Furthermore, I don’t need any hand holding or restrictions on what plugins I can install. If something breaks? No worries. I A) have backups B) can read C) Google
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301 Redirects with .htaccess
After I dumped my database and blew up my site, I wanted to resurrect my most popular content. I needed to set up 301 redirects so both users and Google could find my (old) content in its (new) location.
[Safely] Update an Ubuntu EC2 instance on Amazon AWS
Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS was released and that meant it was time to upgrade my Ubuntu EC2 instances from 11.10 to 12.04.1 LTS.
How To: Install LAMP on Ubuntu
My brother called to talk about moving his company’s web development and testing environment in-house. They had already downloaded Ubuntu but didn’t know how to get Apache, MySQL, or PHP installed. I sent him one command and 5 minutes later, they had a fully functional LAMP stack running.
The Perfect APC Configuration
Here was my setup on an Amazon Medium Instance using APC: